[CentOS] Repositories

Robin Mordasiewicz robin at bullseye.tv
Sun Sep 18 23:37:53 UTC 2005

On Sun, 18 Sep 2005, Sam Drinkard wrote:

> Being very new to yum, I have to ask the question, where do you locate the 
> various yum repositories, and once you know where they are, is there a 
> standard configure file per-se, that needs to be added to the yum.conf.  Any 
> pointers appreciated.

CentOS 3 and 4 are slightly different.

/etc/yum.conf ,and if you are on CentOS 4 you will find 

The default install configures yum to point to centos repository for core, 
updates etc.

The most useful addition to your yum configuration will be the DAG 


After that you will want to mix in Dries, and ATRPMS repositories, after 
getting this far with it you will come across other useful repositories, 
and possibily start your own. All three listed repositories are 
complementary, and they share a common goal.

After you become comfortable with yum, you may want to explore yam

This will aid you in maintaining your own repository as well as a local 
mirror of your favorite repositories. This way you can then host your own 
local software update server, and configure all your machines to use your 
own local yum repository.

Getting long winded here.... Once you get this far you will next configure 
a pxe kickstart server and things will start to look like a rudimentary 
altiris like implementation.

Sorry for getting carried away with the post. I have just gone through 
this process and found it very useful.

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